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Liz (Gillian Tyler) recounts meeting a mysterious young man named Jarret in the ten-minute play, "Jarret", written and directed by Faith Catlin during a rehearsal for the Parish Players' tenth-annual ten minute play festival at the Eclipse Grange Theater in Thetford, Vt., on Feb. 4, 2016. 
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Entertainment Highlights: Parish Players Celebrates 10 Years of 10-Minute Plays

Thursday, February 11, 2016

If love is better the second time around, how about learning that the Parish Players want to produce another one of your scripts at their Ten-Minute Play Festival? For Lyme resident Faith Catlin, making her play Jarret fit the exacting format sometimes felt more like an exercise in killing her darlings during the countdown to the 10th festival, which starts …

Hartford Village Fire Victim on Road to Recovery

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hartford Village — A Hartford man who was critically injured in a fire that destroyed a four-unit apartment building last week said his condition has marginally improved. Charles Crooks suffered second- and third-degree burns to his arms when he tried to extinguish a Feb. 2 cooking fire that started in the kitchen of …

Local Roundup: Woodsville’s Bemis Scores 1,000th Point

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wells River, Vt. — Waste not, want not. Efficiency was the name of the game for the Woodsville High boys basketball team in a 70-41 victory over visiting Blue Mountain on Monday night as the Engineers steamrolled to a big early lead and senior Jaret Bemis crossed the career 1,000-point barrier. Bemis, averaging …

At the Hospitals: Dec. 13, 2015

Sunday, December 13, 2015

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CRPT Talks Trails at Annual Meeting

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Hanover — Spur trails, new campsites and incorporating the Appalachian Trail were some of the topics discussed at the Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail annual meeting Tuesday at Howe Library. The CRPT, a series of access points and primitive campsites spanning the trail’s source in northern New Hampshire to …

A Life: Judy Ozahowski ‘Believed in Every Kid’s Ability to Rise to the Challenge’

Monday, December 7, 2015

Thetford — When someone stumbled over pronouncing her name, Judy Ozahowski was quick to suggest a mnemonic that would easily save the speaker from embarrassment. “She’d say, ‘Just think of it like Judy-has-a-house-key,’ ” recalled Bev Hodgdon, owner …

Introductory Meeting Scheduled For Emergency Response Team

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Royalton — A community emergency response team is being reestablished in east central Vermont, with an introductory meeting set for Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Royalton Academy Building, 1482 Route 14. The CERT program “is a method to organize, train, equip, and then utilize citizen volunteers …

Residents Consider Energy as Companies Compete

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hanover — As the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission considers applications from two competing utilities vying to provide natural gas to customers in Lebanon and Hanover, a group of concerned Upper Valley residents has come together to draw attention to the need for community involvement in decisions that …

The Outside Story: This Fall, Bears Are Gorging Themselves on Apples

Monday, November 23, 2015

Last week, a black bear in a blaze orange collar showed up in our yard. Two cubs followed close behind. The sow paused to observe the house, then led her cubs up across our field and down into …

R.I. Team Makes Itself Comfortable at New England Cross Country Meet

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Thetford — Preparing for Saturday’s New England cross country championships at Thetford Academy, runners from La Salle Academy heard a lot about Morty’s Monster — the steep hill near the end of TA’s 3.1-mile course named for designer …

The Gift of a Long Life

Saturday, November 14, 2015

There is little question that war changes all who take part in it, but for 88-year-old Elmer Brown, it was missing out on World War II that forged his perspective and pushed him toward giving back to his …

Entertainment Highlights: Contra Dance Mainstay Northern Spy to Sound Its Final Notes

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

While celebrating their band’s 35th anniversary at Norwich’s Tracy Hall this weekend, you can count on the musicians of Northern Spy to play some French-Canadian tunes, at least one English country dance from the 1600s, maybe a Celtic …

Patsy Barden Kasten

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Thetford Center, Vt. — Patsy Barden Kasten, 75, of Thetford Center died at 9:45, Friday, Nov. 5, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon N.H. She was born on Nov. 30, 1939, in Poy Sippy, Wis., to Ada (Virgin) and William Barden. She lived in or near there …